Dubai COP28 Reflection On Global Co...

How does global climate funding and compensation reach the local communities? Global commitment with local action is far apart: When will funding and compensation reach the hands of local communities? COP28, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2023, was my first time participating in the United Nations' major climate summit. My participation is supported by the International ...

Food Sovereignty for Drought Antici...

"If there is a long drought, farmers can only plant and harvest rice once a year." said Mr Christiono Riyadi,  Kemadang, which is in the southern area of Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region Province, is a dry area. The threat with the highest risk is drought out of six threats; drought, tornado, landslide, flood, earthquake and tsunami. Because it is located in a dry...

Mrs. Aslimah: Risk Awareness to Pro...

Resilience in the face of disasters is shown not only by providing assistance to the affected communities, but also to oneself. Aslimah, who is a member of the Pakembinangun Disaster Risk Reduction Forum (FPRB). She is a person with physical disability from Pakembinangun Village. At the time of the eruption in 2010 she took the initiative to immediately evacuate independently to a saf...

Get Out of The Comfort Zone and Bec...

Disability is not an obstacle for Maridi to be able to live independently. He and his wife made a Rengginang (a traditional snack, made by dry sticky rice, and through the frying process) business as a source of income for their family. The father of two children is also an active member of Girikarto DRR Forum in Gunungkidul. He is a member of the DIFAGANA (Disability Disaster Respo...

Rita: Waste that Makes Me Proud

(Picture: Rita as facilitator in Campaign of 3R and Plastic Bank in SDN Inpres 2 Talise Palu City) Being a housewife is not easy, especially when you have to take care of four children. That is what Yeliana, who is usually called Rita, is experiencing. She is a member of the Women Plastic Entrepreneur Group (WPEG) Mandiri Berkarya as well as a management board member of the Talise ...

3Rs and Plastic Bank Campaign in Ka...

  After the regular multi-stakeholder meeting in March 2023 for the Women Entrepreneurs Plastics (Womenpreneurs4plastic) Program, which was attended by women's groups and related parties, it was agreed that as a follow-up to joint action there would be a collaborative program with the government. On 26 May 2023, YEU collaborated with the Environmental Agency of Sigi District to co...

A Long Path Manifesting Inclusive a...

The theme raised for the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities  on 3 December 2022 is Meaningful Participation Towards Sustainable Inclusive Development. This was a very encouraging theme as the practice of meaningful participation in daily life remains a challenge. Since Indonesia ratified the Convention On The Rights Of Persons with Disabilities (through Law...

The Story of Mbok Seneng: The trans...

“Mbok Seneng,” is how people in the village greet her. Her name is Seneng, which bears the meaning of “joyful” in English.1 When Mbok Seneng started farming, she planted millet, adlay (Chinese pearl barley), and sesame. She also cultivated rice and cassava, but she would harvest these crops for her family’s consumption. This range of crops was also planted at the same tim...

"Where are you going? - To Indonesi...

Hi everyone, my name is Christine Damboeck and I am an international student from the University of Passau in Germany. I am currently doing an internship at the YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU). My major is International cultural and business studies and focuses on Southeast Asia. I am currently doing a student exchange with Atma Jaya University, Yogyakarta for four months. Doing intern...

National Waste Awareness Day 2023 i...

The commemoration of National Waste Awareness Day 2023 in Central Sulawesi Province was held on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at Taman Pujasera, Tinggede, Sigi District, near Palu City. This activity was initiated by Environment Agency of Central Sulawesi together with Palu City and Sigi District who then invited several government elements, school institutions, the private sector, and th...

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